September 26, 2012 --
Who’s hiring in Oregon? — Where the new jobs are
By Oregon Small Business Association
Consumer Cellular opens 650 jobs
When T-Mobile closed its call center earlier this year, 359 workers lost their jobs. Those employees were offered positions at other T-Mobile locations. But now they have another option. Consumer Cellular, a Portland-based wireless and cellphone service provider, leased the 77,000 square-foot call center and plans to eventually hire 650 people to staff the facility. “We are very proud to announce that we are now officially operational with our first wave of nearly 50 employees,” said Consumer Cellular CEO John Marick in a statement. “We will continue to hire in waves and phases so that we can effectively train our new employees..”
Wal-Mart hires 300
Wal-Mart in Oregon is hiring nearly 300 workers for its strong growth of new stores. Two Gresham stores are new as well as a store in West Linn that opening in May. The store openings reflect nationwide growth where Wal-mart is projected top open up 80 stores around the nation this year. Many of the new stores fit the Oregon model of being energy efficient as they use modern recycling techniques, LED lighting, heat reflective roofs and water & cooling energy-efficient systems.
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